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Old 08-01-2014, 11:07   #31
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Re: ASA versus US Sailing?

Why on earth do you want to visit countries with tons of red-tape? You really bring this agony on yourself, as there are thousands of places that you can sail to without the red-tape.

If more people would boycott countries with archaic requirements, sooner or later they'll have to pull themselves up to the norm. Remember that they need our tourist's money. If they don't make it easy to travelers, it will be their loss.

Plan your trips to places where you do not have to deal with all this hassle. Good luck!

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:37   #32
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Why on earth do you want to visit countries with tons of red-tape? You really bring this agony on yourself, as there are thousands of places that you can sail to without the red-tape.
huh what red tape, one country requires a cert from a huge range , big deal, anyone with any sailing ability should have some form of "ticket" anyway.


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If more people would boycott countries with archaic requirements, sooner or later they'll have to pull themselves up to the norm. Remember that they need our tourist's money. If they don't make it easy to travelers, it will be their loss.
Nope they get billions from package holiday tourists, beach and holiday tourism , cruise ships , tourism by car etc, Boats are a pimple on their backside, ( Oh and all the super yachts now generally have certified skippers, now super yachts are worth serious money to a local economy) some visiting cruisers , buying a few cans of diesel and a few peaches hardly rates.

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Plan your trips to places where you do not have to deal with all this hassle. Good luck!
There's little hassle in reality, but your opinions would deny you access to some of the worlds nicest cruising grounds and interesting shore side cultures. all for a rant over a simple easy to get piece of paper. really ....

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